The Bombers jumped out to a 2-1 lead before the end of the first, but a tying Hounds goal in the second and a Carter Hikichi goal 4:42 into overtime gave the Hounds the deciding Game 7, ending the Bombers season.
The Hounds jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the opening period when Jared Martin sniped his seventh of the series, on the power play, past starter Simon Hofley (Ottawa, ON).
Hofley, getting his second consecutive start, was solid in the Game 7 matchup, making 31 saves in total.
The early Notre Dame lead didn’t last long as Brett Boehm (Martensville, SK) scored his fourth of the series, and third in two games, off a rebound out in front through the legs of the Hounds Alexi Thibaudeau. Dean Allison (Surrey, BC) picked up the long assist.
Austin Evans (Whistler, BC) would score his fourth with less than a minute to go in the first to take a 2-1 lead into the second. Tyler Bell (Regina, SK) and Alex Smith (Edmonton, AB) each picked up assists.
That 2-1 lead would stay intact until the 13:08 mark of the second when Dion Antisin put one past Hofley. That would be the last goal in regulation time as both club were unable to score in the final 26 minutes.
The Hounds move on to play the Kindersley Klippers in the SJHL Semi Final with the Nipawin Hawks and the Melfort Mustangs facing off in the other series.
ICE CHIPS: The power play was a big plot in the story of the series between the two teams, in particular for the Notre Dame Hounds. Flin Flon was 0 for 1 last night after failing to score on the 4 minute high sticking penalty to Spencer Trapp in the third, with Notre Dame going 1 for 2. Overall in the series Flin Flon was 10 for 39 overall for 25.6% with the Hounds going 9 for 27 for 33.3% for first in the playoffs. --- The team will graduate 7 players this season.